Posts Tagged ‘shootings’

Friday miscellany…

Friday, July 20th, 2012

… summer doldrums edition…

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I hate guns. I really do. And I did long before all of this tragic shit that has gone down in Scarborough and now in Colorado. Don’t give me that crap about gun ownership being a right or not having to worry about lawful owners of guns. I don’t want to hear it.

The fact is that there would be a whole lot of people alive today who are not – because of guns.

The devil is what do we do about it? I don’t have an answer.

But I do know that there are many parents, wifes, husbands, sons and daughters who wish that someone who come up with an answer. And soon.

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I received an email today that I will be getting a certificate and a lapel pin (what a WASTE of tax payers’ money eh? How extravagant!) in recognition of my 15 years in the Canadian PS!

A lapel pin!!!!

And between now and when I actually receive the pin and paper, I will have to come up with a creative thing to do with a certificate signed by Stephen Harper…ideas?

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It is REALLY dry here in this part of the world. Really dry!

Food prices will undoubtedly be a little higher later on… glad my garden is thriving!

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The abdication by Russia and China of their responsibility to punish Syria’s leadership for the mass murder of its own citizens? Well, that is just plain dumb.

There has to come a time very soon when the Russians and Chinese have to cut bait and realise they backed the wrong side? No?

I’m worried about all of the recent conflicts and uprisings in the region and the way the support is shifting. Everything is very unstable and fluid. And can’t help but think that this is all going to lead to something very, very bad…

Possibly ending in Iran.

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I’m a Blue Jays fan and haveĀ  been shaking my head over the number of injuries that have damaged what was shaping up to be a very successful season. But they are still in theĀ  chase for a wild card spot so I am happy to see that they have traded for some pitching staff! I hope this stems the tide of losses that they have been piling up lately!

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I like it!

I do have mixed feelings about the Olympics… which I might explore next week as they get underway in the UK… but this shiney new coin is pretty awesome!

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Last, thanks again to all of the folks to put on a great reunion party back in my old home town last weekend! Your efforts were appreciated.

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Canada’s right – many are narrow minded and reactive hypocrites

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

I might have more to say about this later, but for now I just want to highlight the idiocy of some on the right of the spectrum here in Canada.

Yesterday, when the news broke about the tragedy in Norway, the response by many in the Twitterverse, blogosphere and in the comments sections of news articles was overwhelmingly vitriolic against Muslims.

“Send them back.” “This is what happens when you let those people into your country.” “Bomb them to hell.”

Crap. It was nasty.

And this judgement was made despite the fact that there was no evidence that an Islamic group was involved. None.

And the worst of the lot on Twitter were the usual right-wing morons who always like to spout hate. If you follow Twitter, you know who they are.

But this morning, where have all the anti-Islam Tweets gone?

Now that details are leaking out, it looks like the Oslo terror may have been the work of a Christian fundamentalist or someone on the far right.

So now I assume we’ll see lotsa anti-Christian Tweets, right?

Didn’t think so.

Bloody narrow minded hypocrites.

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